Dance A Dance For Helen Lobb 17630

Also known as “A Dance for Helen”.

Medley · 32 bars (S32+S32+R32+R32) · 4 couples (3x,4x) · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 2413)

Devised by
Steve Goulden (2017)
8888/8008/8888/8888 = 87% (whole dance)
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
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Extra info
In February 2018, the deviser ...

In February 2018, the deviser, Steve Goulden, asked the crib and diagram authors on SCDDB: "Could you change the format of this dance to Sx2/Rx2? That way each couple gets to dance each rhythm.".

The original description uses the name "A Dance for Helen". It is not clear when and why the second name was adopted.

A Dance For Helen Lobb 4/4L · M32

start (1,2,3x,4x)

1c+2c & 3c+4c S&Rotate (2,1,4x,3x)
1c+4c S&Link, finish 1c facing 4c NHJ ; 1c+4c S&Link, finish on sidelines middles facing ends (the W pivot R) (2,4,1x,3x)
Reels4 on the sides
2c+4c & 1c+3c R&L, starting along the sides (2,4,1x,3x)

Danced 4 times through, as Strathspey, Strathspey, Reel, Reel.

A Dance For Helen Lobb 4/4L · M32

3s & 4s start on opposite sides

1s+2s also 3s+4s Set & Rotate
1s+4s Set+Link, 1s+4s end NHJ with partner, 1s facing down, 4s facing up; 1s+4s Set+Link ending on side lines, 2s facing 4s, 1s facing 3s
2s+4s+1s+3s dance RSh reels of 4 on sides
2s+4s also 1s+3s dance R&L starting changing places RH on side

Dance 4 times through, 2x Strathspey + 2x Reel

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Martina Mueller-Franz
Added on: Sept. 2, 2017, 3:08 p.m.
Quality: Demonstration quality


Stephen Goulden
Added on: March 1, 2019, 10:23 a.m.
Quality: Reasonable

NameDateOwnerLast changed
Long_Awaited_Party 2019-10-15 Stuart Kreloff Oct. 9, 2017, 11:27 a.m.
Ross-on-Wye Easter '18 Weekend School Saturday Dance 2018-03-31 Stephen Goulden Feb. 5, 2018, 12:43 p.m.

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